Vox Nostra with Vlad Smishkewych Sunday 17 November 2019
Coming up on Vox Nostra. - 24th November
The Golden Age of Portuguese Polyphony--interestingly enough, this time period, which spans the end of the 16th century through to the end of the 17th--is not so much the epitome of early Baroque style as it is an embodiment of earlier times.
Composer Manuel Cardoso died on this day in 1650, and together with Duarte Lobo, Filipe de Magalhães, and John IV King of Portugal, epitomised this age of Portuguese music. Though much of the music by these composers was tragically lost in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, we fortunately have enough to enjoy much of it on this morning's programme. Ensembles The Sixteen, Cupertinos, Ars Nova Copenhagen, and Philippe Herreweghe's Ensemble Vocal Européen bring us delights of Portuguese choral music for a specially beautiful Sunday on Vox Nostra.
Coming up on Vox Nostra. - 1st December
One of the foremost figures of musical patronage, Margaret of Austria is like the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to musical inspiration for performers and schoalrs alike.
On today's programme, Vlad explores two albums by the ensemble Capilla Flamenca, which are dedicated to the immense love of music of this patroness of the arts. Featured composers on these recordings include many of the usual suspects of the Flemish Renaissance--Senfl, Isaac, Pierre de la Rue, Ockeghem--as well as as a few lesser-known names, such as Johannes Heer, Jacques Barbireau, and Hans Buchner. English, French, and Italian music by some of early music's bright lights--Monteverdi, Weelkes, Jeremiah Clarke, and Andre Campra--round of the programme, with a special exploration of the sacred and secular music of the medieval proto-feminist minnesinger, Frauenlob.
Vlad in concert with Carlos Nuñez, duet with hurdy-gurdy and gaita, Santiago Cathedral, 22 Nov 2017.
Vlad in concert, singing with Hesperion XXI, Santiago Cathedral, 22 Nov 2017.